Full Time Job

Assistant News Director


Lexington, KY 04-12-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Our origin story is unique – only a little over two years old, although we've been on the air 38 years.
Our newsroom culture is unique, too – valuing good people who have a servant's heart. We searching for our newest teammate, who will manage day-to-day operations, with an emphasis on our team and our viewers. We insist that you value relationships and be a strong, but empathetic, communicator with the heart of a teacher. Lexington's a great place to live, among the best places to live from US News and World Report.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Work closely with reporters, producers, photojournalists, digital producers, assignment editors and anchors on daily news coverage
• Review daily newscasts to ensure quality control
• Help make editorial decisions
• Help monitor digital/assignment desk
• Write and edit scripts for on air and digital
• Help develop coverage plans for breaking news and special events
• Assist in employee training, feedback, and evaluations
• Help in recruiting and hiring news department personnel
• Collaborate with News Director to establish goals and develop a strategic plan for the newsroom
• Work irregular/odd hours and available to work weekends and holidays
• Available to be on call to cover major events 24 hours a day - responding to breaking news during off-hours
• Additional responsibilities as assigned by the News Director.

Requirements & Skills:
• Passion for local news
• Knowledge of journalistic ethics, libel, and privacy laws
• Innovative, user-focused, and full of creativity and initiative
• Strong editorial judgment
• Great people skills
• At least three years of experience preferred
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Assistant News Director must be able to stand, sit, reach, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. Must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment or items weighing up to 25 pounds.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj01m1-44-222-64-76-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.